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Ways To Treat Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... What Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over
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Thanks Doc

Hey doc..ZZZZ here again aka mr cd4 110 :) Thanks for all your help it makes a real difference being able to talk to someone about it other then councilers and stuff who I dont really trust. Your response to my question was really good kinda made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...borrow your surfboard while I'm there? Regarding dapsone, did your doctors evaluate your cough? Certainly dapsone can be used for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis in HIVers with CD4 counts less than 200. However, I'd like to make sure... Read more »

19 t cells

Hello, I have 19 t cells remaining, a cd4 % of 3.8 wbc at 1.6, 16,000 plateletts, and a v.load of 98,000. with these numbers, what is my life expectancy. I have made a personal choice not to take hiv meds, they made me very sick. However I look...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-related opportunistic infections. The common and well-tolerated antibiotic Bactrim, for instance, can help prevent PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and toxoplasmosis.Jonathan, I can't give you a specific timeframe for your death should... Read more »

baby due and anemic

i am 37 weeks pregnant and want to know the tested and known treatments for babies just born from and hiv + mother is it standard to give azt drugs to a newborn ,or is the bactrum treatment just as effective????if the baby is negative why would they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease. Bactrim is helpful in the prevention and treatment of some opportunistic infections associated with AIDS, including PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia).Regarding anemia in the setting of HIV disease, there are many potential causes,... Read more »

AIDS Pneumonia (PCP)

What is PCP? How does it differ from other pneumonia? What is the course of the infection and recommended treatment?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...PCP stands for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Technically, Pneumocystis carinii is a fungus, but until recently it was always thought to be a parasite. Because it acts more Read more »
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The Well Project

Pneumonias

...Arterial blood gases are drawn to measure oxygen content (the lower the amount of oxygen, the more serious the pneumonia) Treatment: Antibiotics Oxygen Rest Fluids Other medicines to help make breathing easier When pneumonia is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...problem, especially for people who have not been tested for HIV. Many people still show up in hospitals with a serious OI, often pneumocystis pneumonia. This is how they learn they have HIV infection. Testing for OIs You can be infected with... Read more »
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Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments there seems to exist with variable results depending on the patients. Is it because HIV and AIDS have only... Read more »

Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...New disease found in drug users During the summer, Dr. Gerald Friedland, a physician in the Bronx, begins to see patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia. These cases differ from those seen in Los Angeles because Friedland's patients are not gay men,... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, Read more »